We are coming up on the last couple DIY wedding projects that I have to share with you. This post will show you how to dress up your Tea Lights for your Wedding or a Party or wherever you are using Tea Lights! It’s very simple to do, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and just adds an extra detail that makes your decorations shine! I happened to have one extra light left over so I can show you what I did up close. Did I mention that you get to play with Washi Tape?! I love Washi Tape, it’s fun to say and use 😛 Anyway, here we go… I broke this simple project down into a couple of steps (although totally unnecessary because it’s so easy) just so I could share where I got my materials and write a few tips under each step.
Step 1: Buy Tea Lights!
I used the Ashland Basic Elements 6-Hour Tea Lights from Michael’s (Make sure to use a coupon! 🙂 You can get them off their website and there always is one). If you are having a 4-hour wedding reception I recommend getting the 6-hour tea lights to make sure they last because I’m sure they will be lit before people start arriving. We didn’t have any issue with them blowing out or burning out too quickly.
Step 2: Figure out the height of your Tea Lights
The kind I used above were .7″ tall.
Step 3: Buy Washi Tape that is the same thickness as the height of your Tea Light
I found Black Chevron Washi Tape from Just Artifacts that went perfectly with my decorations and was the perfect height! It is about .6″ tall which made it easier to tape to the Tea Lights so I didn’t have to be exact when I was wrapping it around. There are a ton of options for Washi Tape on the Just Artifacts website so you can customize it to any decoration!
Step 4: Stick the Washi Tape around the Tea Light!
Self explanatory… I used scissors to cut the tape to make where the tape meets in the back cleaner looking since people could technically see the back if they turned the candle around.
Step 5: Add an embellishment if desired.
I had left over pearl and crystal stickies that I put on the candle on the opposite side of the seam. This just added an extra element to tie my decorations together and so the people decorating the table knew that the embellishment was supposed to be showing in the front (this way the seam wouldn’t be shown).
Step 6: Enjoy!!
We had no issues with the tape coming undone, the embellishments falling off, or anything like that. The votive glasses were borrowed from a friend (I think mine was the 3rd wedding they were used at) so I’m not sure where they are from!
Here is a picture from our wedding with the Tea Lights on our “cake” (cupcake) table. And then one of us smashing cake in each other’s face haha (you can see 2 of them in that picture!). There aren’t any other pictures of the tea lights actually lit up or blurred out in the background. Picture credits to LJ Franklin Photography
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Washi Tape Tea Light Tutorial and hope it helps add that extra special element to your Wedding or Party! Remember to share this post with your friends (especially the ones getting married)! 🙂